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Occasionally I wandered in where I was not wanted and gave truthful answers.
Sometimes I even did it deliberately. A little disruption now can prevent disaster later.

Part of my offering

Part of my offering to them is my loyalty and my honor. It's a gift that is meaningless if it's done under coercion. Part of their gift to me is that I'm never alone if I need their help. Just because they know I can handle it doesn't mean that I do though. They teach the Iron Rule by example. They expect me to learn, to grow, to keep moving forward. My Gods demand that I find better ways to honor Them and the spark of Divinity that lives inside us all.
— NeoWayland, Of gods and men

Ro3 № 22

The honor is in giving truth when needed, helping when you can, and leaving the World a little better than how you found it.

Here to help

We are all here on earth to help others; what on earth the others are here for I don't know.
— W. H. Auden

Several rewrites later…

Dealing with life - updated


You can't be worthy

As long as you embrace victimhood, you can't possibly be as "worthy" as the person who made you a victim. You'll always need "help."

And yes, you should recognize the abuser/abused pattern here.
— NeoWayland, Several rewrites later

☥ ❝You saw a hurting you could help…❞

Zenna HendersonBefore passing day

Elementary school teacher, fantasy and science fiction author. Inspiration for my Befores practice.

You saw a hurting you could help and did something about it. Without stopping to count the cost. That's what love does.
— Zenna Henderson

NeoNotes — Help

I think it goes beyond religion.

I think it's the keystone to Western Civilization. ReligiousTolerance.org calls it the Ethic of Reciprocity. Christians call it the Golden Rule. My favorite version comes from the movies.

"Be excellent to each other! And party on Dudes!"

Philosophically, the EoR assumes that there are other people and they are just as important as you are. If you want to be treated well, you have to treat others well.

I call it parity. Some call it fairness. It's all the same thing. Help if you can because you may want help later.
NeoNotes are the selected comments that I made on other boards, in email, or in response to articles where I could not respond directly.


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